Academic Calendar

The Master of Science program runs for 11 months from September to July. Students complete all coursework and capstone research during this period. Please note that the program dates differ from the UCSF academic calendar published by the Office of the Registrar.

2020 Fall Quarter

Wed-Thur, Sept 9-10

MS Program Orientation

Mon, Sept 14

First day of classes

Wed, Nov 11

UCSF holiday (Veteran’s Day)

Thu, Nov 26 - Fri, Nov 27

UCSF holiday (Thanksgiving)

Fri, Dec 4

Last day of classes

Mon, Dec 7 - Fri, Dec 11

Final exam week

2021 Winter Quarter

Fri, Jan 1

UCSF holiday (New Year’s Day)

Mon, Jan 4

First day of classes

Mon, Jan 18

UCSF holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Mon, Feb 15

UCSF holiday (Presidents Day)

Thur, Mar 4 - Fri, Mar 5

Qualifying exams (capstone presentations)

Fri, Mar 12

Last day of classes and end of the quarter

Mon, Mar 15 - Fri, Mar 19

Spring break

2021 Spring Quarter

Mon, Mar 22

First day of classes

Fri, Mar 26

UCSF holiday (Cesar Chavez Day)

Fri, Apr 23

Last day of classes and end of the quarter

Tue, Apr 26 - Fri, May 28

First half of capstone period

2021 Summer Quarter

Mon, May 31

UCSF holiday (Memorial Day)

Mon, May 31 - Fri, July 2

Second half of capstone period

Mon, July 5

UCSF holiday (Independence Day)

Tue, July 6

First day of classes

Mon, July 26 - Tue, July 27

Comprehensive exams (capstone presentations)

Thur, July 29

Graduation